Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Remembered

It was a very traditional Christmas around our house this year.  Last year the tree was all decked out in silver and gold because my wife was hosting a bridal luncheon during the holidays.  This year the decorations returned to the traditional green and red.  All is well.  I'm also playing with the remote shutter on my camera.  As all family photographers know, the photographer is hardly ever in any of the holiday photos because we're behind the camera.

After the Christmas Eve service at church, the family gathered at our home for dinner and opening the gifts.

Prior to opening our gifts the we read the Christmas story in the book of Luke.  It serves as a reminder of what this celebration is really about.  Each of the grandcrew take a turn reading a portion of the scripture.  It's a family tradition that we started many, many years ago.

I posted this earlier during the music marathon.  It is the grandcrew about eight years ago.

Well, here they are today.  The oldest in now seventeen and a senior in high school.  No. 2 is a freshman.  The youngest grand daughter is celebrated her twelfth birthday in November, while the "Big Guy" turned 10 in September.  I trust that your family had a Christmas to remember and that 2014 will be your best year yet.


  1. Well, I commented and then hit the comment button, but nothing happened. Let's try this again.

    You have a lovely family. You also celebrate Christmas the right way. Jesus is the reason for the season.

    Have a fantastic day and weekend. ☺

  2. And a fine looking grandcrew it is.

  3. Great looking crew there Driller. Reading the Christmas story is a capital idea at Christmas.